Schedule of Events

ART WALK 2023 A weekend-long Art & Music Festival @ DePauw University
April 28-30

Art Walk 2023 Exhibit Locations

Ullem Farm:

  • Pascal Lafontant – “Wherever We Go, Here We Are” Painting Exhibition

Union Building Living Room:

  • Layla Brown-Clark – Set of 5 Acrylic Paintings on Canvas
  • Victoria de Dios – DSLR Photographs using practical techniques to emulate film. Modeled by Juliette Flowers.
  • Sami Cheema – En Plein Air Sketch of The Nature Park
  • Rachel Schmitt – Portrait and Theater Photography


  • Caroline Good & The Costume Shop Exhibit
  • Ridpath Elementary 2nd Grade Homemade Instruments Exhibit
  • Emily Scharf Wax Seal Exhibit
  • Hope Sultzer – Watercolors


  • Emma Gillam – Ceramics Exhibit


  • Nol Nguyen – [Inner] Exhibit (in basement room 008)
  • Adam Liebman & Environmental Justice class – Familiar Things Exhibit (lower gallery entrance)

Full Schedule:

Sunday April 30

11:30 AM – LIT HOUR

Come for the poetry readings by professors and students and stay for the donuts and coffee! Union Building Living Room. Be there.

12:30 PM – Swing Dance

Work with a professional dance teacher to learn how to swing dance — beginners welcome!

Instruction begins at 12:30 in the Union Building Ballroom. Open dancing starts around 1:00 pm.

3:00 PM – DePauw Symphonic Band

The School of Music’s Symphonic Band will be in full force this afternoon at Kresge Auditorium in the GCPA.

4:00 PM – Interactive Pipe Organ Installation

It’s not every day you get to interact with an experimental pipe organ installation, but it is this day. Stick around the Kresge Auditorium after the Symphonic Band Concert and experience music student Blake Wilmot’s interactive work.

5:00 PM – Senior Recital: EMMA STRAIGHT

Senior vocalist Emma Straight performs at Thompson Recital Hall in the GCPA.

6:00 PM – DPU Student Film Screening

Come to the Pulliam Center’s Watson Forum to see a selection of student short films.


It’s tradition to close out Art Walk with a Contemporary Ensemble Concert; this year is no different. Come to Kresge Auditorium in the GCPA to hear works performed and composed by DePauw students.

Refreshments will be served after the concert in the Great Hall.


11:30 AM – Lunch hour performance

Art Walk kicks off with a casual Lunch-Hour music student performance on the GCPA Patio. Featuring: Wilson Brummett, Conley Knauff, Macie Arena, and Anna Tessman.

Approximately 1hr.

2:00 PM – Art Crawl

A little Art, a little Walk. This guided tour will lead you through campus to not only see artistic works by students and community members but to hear from the artists themselves.

Approximately 1hr.

The tour begins in the Union Building, and ends in Roy O. West Library. Carpooling to Nature Park for the next event will be available.

3:00 PM – Listening Walk

Professor Eliza Brown will lead a listening walk through the DePauw Nature Park, drawing on their year-long field recording project, The Listening Year.

Approximately 1hr. The tour begins in the Walnut St. parking lot of the Nature Park.

4:00 PM – “Wherever We go, Here We Are”

After the listening walk, we’ll hop over to Ullem Farm, where Professor Pascal Lafontant will present his series of paintings entitled “Wherever We go, Here We Are.” The work centers on the embodiment of the Afro-Caribbean and Haitian deity, Simbi, Lasiren, or Mami Wata, a water spirit embodied as a black mermaid. The work explores the intersection of migration, history, politics, environmental changes, and the tension engendered by the presence of black southern-hemispheric bodies in primarily white northern spaces.

4:30 PM – “[Inner]” & “Familiar Things”

The brainchild of first-year student Duy (Nol) Nguyen, [Inner} reflects the different stages of life we all must navigate through five unique and thought-provoking pieces of digital and physical art and music.

Students from Prof. Adam Liebman’s Environmental Justice class have helped create “Familiar Things,” a showcase of unremarkable objects that highlights our embeddedness in unjust environmental processes.

As this is the perfect setting to celebrate the opening of Art Walk 2023 Weekend, there will be a reception with light refreshments in the Peeler Entryway during this event we hope to see you there!

[Inner] will be installed in Room 008A in the Basement of the Peeler Art Center

The Environmental Justice Class Exhibit will be installed in the Gallery Entryway in Peeler Art Center.

5:30 PM – Senior Recital: Riley Clark

Senior flautist Riley Clark performs at Thompson Recital Hall in the GCPA.

7:30 PM – Junior Recital: Emily Scharf and Grant Jackson

Junior vocalists Emily Scharf and Grant Jackson perform at Thompson Recital Hall in the GCPA.


Jack Woods and Friends tell hilarious jokes in the Union Building Living Room!

Saturday April 29

11:30 AM – Community art and music Showcase

Join us from 11:30 to 2 pm in the Union Building Living Room for an art and music showcase! Community members and student artists will display and sell their artwork & students, faculty, staff, and community members will perform. The Arts and Crafts Club will provide face painting, and there will be light refreshments.

Featuring Performances by: Exalt! Gospel Choir, Manmeet Hayer, Ross Gardner, Ben Hogan, Teagan Faran, Leo Sussman, Daniel Rhodes, Levi Stewart, Eric Edberg, Grant Jackson, Jane Duffy, Ahnaf Labib, Sami Cheema, and DePauwCappella.

And Art/Vending from: Katie Wood, Matt Rees, Emily Scharf, Jane Duffy and Layla-Brown Clark.

Rain Location in Union Building Living Room

2:00 PM – Senior Recital: Lily Rutledge

Senior violist Lily Rutledge performs at Thompson Recital Hall in the GCPA.

3:00 PM – Percussion in the plaza (Or maybe in the UB if it’s rainy)

We’ll be back in or outside the Union Building (depending on rain!) for a percussion jam — all are welcome to join in! Hand percussion instruments will be provided.

3:30 PM – DePauwCappella & Sandel and the Socks

Join us for another hour of musical goodness in the Union Building Living Room from DePauwCappella and Aaron Sandel’s Jazz combo.

5:00 PM – Duzer Du Playwrights’ Festival

In Kerr Theater in the GCPA. Student actors performing works by student playwrights.


Do not miss this! A collaborative showcase of the many amazing dance groups at DePauw on stage at Moore Theater! Delicious desserts will be available in the Great Hall during intermission.

7:30 PM – JUnior Recital : Frances Coffa “The Butterfly”

A 30-minute narrative recital featuring vocalist Frances Coffa performing songs that are woven together to create a story about love and loss. Thompson Recital Hall in the GCPA.

8:00 PM – House of Opulence Ball

End the night in style at the Union Building Ballroom with the House of Opulence Ball.

See you there!
12 Art Installations.
23 Live Events.
1 Great Weekend.